Friday, February 28, 2014

Normal Schedule/Months End

I love weekends. I can be lazy and relax or simply do things for the house, i.e. paintings and doing some electrical work since DH refuses to get a new pair of eyeglasses. And of course cook a few dish and freeze to last a week or so.

I can finally say that my schedule is back to normal. Ever since we put a bid to now house of ours, my schedule was very unplanned and goes with the flow. Sometime it doesn't even goes with the flow. I had two UTI's, which I have no idea why. Doctors are no help with the answers, and kept on telling me how to wipe myself and to drink plenty of water, it gets old very fast. I am in my forty's, I think I got this wiping issue memorize by now. But no, they will kept on reminding me about it.

My children studies are back on track too. I always turn off the internet in the morning so that they will be quick on completing their lesson for that day. As soon as they are done, their connection is back on. You should see them line-up for my help.

Tomorrow is March, I am still waiting for warmer weather to get our yard thaw. When it get here, there will be another change in my schedule. I can't wait to soak under the sun again.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dividing Mixed Fraction

This is for two mixed fractions. I came back here today to teach my 5th grader and noticed I haven't made a post for two mixed fractions. So here it is... Make the mixed fraction to improper fraction.

4 ¾ ÷ 1 ¼ = (let's do the first mixed fraction first) 4 x 4 = 16 add 3 = 19/4
                 = (second mixed fraction) 4 x 1 = 4 add 1 = 5/4

Now that all mixed fraction are in improper fraction we can divide. Well actually we can multiply by flipping the second fraction.

19/4  ÷  5/4 = 19/4 x 4/5 = multiply both denominator and both numerator...

19 x 4 = 76 are both the numerator

4 x 5 = 20 are both the denominator

= 76/20 (this is improper fraction, so we need to divide)

= 76  ÷  20 = 3-6/20 is the answer